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Dealing with Migraines on the Trail

Dealing with Migraines on the Trail

As I get closer to my thru-hike start date on Feb. 14 (no Valentine, might as well hike) I have some last-minute prep still to do. One of the things...

Feb 3, 2019 : Chad Sanborn
So You’re Planning to Thru-Hike? #MeToo

So You’re Planning to Thru-Hike? #MeToo

donate here. 100% of proceeds will be donated! Alright, guys. See y’all next

Jan 28, 2019 : Julie Velasquez
Research Completed, and I Still Have Questions

Research Completed, and I Still Have Questions

Hey there, Julia here. I decided in the fall of 2018 that I absolutely needed to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, and I needed to do it in 2019. (Quick summary...

Dec 26, 2018 : Julia Sheehan
Finding My Footsteps

Finding My Footsteps

"Where did you come from?" Who said, that you're asking. Well, that was my mother. Where did I come from? That is a great question. I was born in Allentown,...

Oct 17, 2018 : Tilghman Moyer
Heading South in a Homecoming Trek

Heading South in a Homecoming Trek

Hey, everyone! The name's Brittney, or Red out here on the trail. I'm originally from Kentucky but have been living abroad for the past three years, namely in Mexico, Myanmar,...

Aug 17, 2018 : Brittney Woodrum
Why the Heck Am I Doing This?

Why the Heck Am I Doing This?

I heard about this walking thing in March... One month earlier I had it all figured out. I was gymming every day, pushing and sitting up every night.  I probably...

Jun 26, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
From Never Backpacking to Springer in Two Months

From Never Backpacking to Springer in Two Months

Up until mid-December 2017 I had never backpacked in my life. This is my story of how I decided, planned, and hit the Appalachian Trail in two months as well...

Apr 24, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Horizon of a Thru-Hike: QAF and Prep

Horizon of a Thru-Hike: QAF and Prep

Greetings friends, family, old acquaintances, and AT community. If you’re reading this, you’re supporting my thru-hike already, so thanks. Welcome to my blog, the canvas for my musings, insights,

Apr 17, 2018 : Carl Stanfield
Hey, Ya’ll : What I’ve Been up to, Why I’m Hiking the PCT

Hey, Ya’ll : What I’ve Been up to, Why I’m Hiking the PCT

Why I hiked the Appalachian Trail:            Every thru-hiker gets the question “Why are you hiking the (insert trail name here)?” Perhaps this inquiry is easier for some and more difficult...

Apr 9, 2018 : Peanut
Doubts, Sure. But Grateful for This Path

Doubts, Sure. But Grateful for This Path

Phew! It's about damn time. One more month to go. One more month until I begin my second thru-hike. One more month until I realize again the true freedom experienced...

Apr 2, 2018 : Greg Simpson